The amazing work of Namio Harukawa, about which I’ve written before on this blog here and here, was honored this year 2019 in Japan with a major gallery exhibit that had crowds lining up down the block!
A book of Namio’s work was also published and is available on Amazon here:
I learned all about this from a Japanese blog that, to my surprise and delight, showcased one of my own recent blog posts. In English the blog’s title is rendered as Bouquet for Masochism! through Google Translate. You can find it here. A few screenshots:
I’m proud to say I wrote an appreciation of Namio Harukawa in 1989 when, as far as I could tell, he was still virtually unknown in the United States. It was in the second issue of CHEEKS, which I edited from 1988 to 2005.
Here is what the article looked like in the magazine, although I added the sepia tint to post it here. The original pages were just straight black-and-white.
And if you want to read the article for yourself, just click on these high-resolution versions of the pages below. I just redacted some outdated ordering information from the scans.
In the succeeding years, Mr. Harukawa’s work has become even more beautiful. I’ve only become a bigger fan. It must have been quite a thrill to see a gallery covered with his works. When you go to Homer’s blog, you’ll be able to read here, either in Japanese or in translation (which is a bit iffy, as these Google translations can be), a post about his encounter with the artist. Be sure to check out Bouquet for Masochism! It’s quite lively and full of a wide range of art and information about femdom, BDSM, and other topics as well.
Thank you, Homer, for posting about my blog. I’ve been getting an increasing number of visitors to my blog from Japan, and this is probably the reason why!